| Jan 4, 2014
| 10:53 AM
After six days of receiving treatment for pneumonia, Barbara Bush — the wife of one president and the mother of another — was released from Houston Methodist Hospital on Saturday morning.
"I cannot thank the doctors and nurses at Houston...
| Jan 17, 2014
| 12:45 PM
The parent-and-child relationship is a fraught one, as anyone who has even been either a parent or child can attest.
But those push-pull tensions are all the more acute when the parent is a former first lady and the mother of an ex-president and the son...
| Nov 15, 2013
You'll be forgiven if you just aren't that into reliving the 2012 presidential election. As for looking toward the election coming up — in sooner-than-it-sounds 2016 — well, for some voters it's just a lot too early to be forced to think about...
| Mar 20, 2014
| 1:03 PM
For as long as Frank Bruni can remember, food has played a lead role in his life.
In his Italian-American household in White Plains, N.Y., every family gathering was marked by culinary creations. He was a ravenous eater, with chubbiness to show for it....
| Mar 24, 2014
| 2:34 PM
Michelle Obama, who has been an effective if tamped-down first lady, took her daughters and mother to China this week. The seven-day trip, which ends Wednesday, is not much different from other most traditional first lady trips, where highly choreographed...
| Feb 1, 2014
| 1:36 PM
A man has been arrested in New York City for allegedly threatening former President George W. Bush after declaring his love for the 43rd president's daughter Barbara, officials said Saturday.
George Ogilvie, a spokesman for the U.S. Secret Service, told...
| Jun 27, 2011
| 5:15 AM
Brendan Madigan's recommendation that Maryland follow the lead of Texas is quite interesting ("A Texas solution to Maryland Jobs," June 23).
Is he aware that the "Texas miracle" has led to a budget deficit expected to run as high as $25 billion over...
| Jun 28, 2011
| 10:41 AM
Former Gov. George Ryan was with his ailing wife Lura Lynn as she was taken off a respirator and died at a Kankakee hospital Monday.
Ryan was temporarily released from prison in Terre Haute, Ind. so he could be at her bedside during her final hours,...
| Jul 12, 2011
| 6:59 AM
Barry H. Landau has rubbed elbows with presidents, helped plan inaugurations, and claims one of the largest collections of Oval Office memorabilia outside museums and presidential libraries. His Manhattan apartment includes a collection of china from...
| Feb 20, 2012
| 6:03 PM
In an era of deep political partisanship, House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi made a stop at the George H.W. Bush Presidential Library to make a case for political civility.
With protesters against the California Democrat out front, Pelosi called on the...